Archive for ‘August, 2012’


Eastside Property: Garvanza Craftsman pushes the price barrier

Eastside Property: Garvanza Craftsman pushes the price barrier

Photo from Redfin It’s hard to find much wrong with this restored, 102-year-old Craftsman in Garvanza. The flippers who purchased the Highland Park-adjacent property in February for $251,000 have preserved and restored many of the home’s original features, including Douglas fir floors, a brick fireplace and built-in cabinets; and wood window and door moldings, according […]

The music of Mary Poppins is still Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

The music of Mary Poppins is still Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

In this April, 5,1965 file photo actress Debbie Reynolds poses with Academy awards winners for best music Richard M. Sherman, right and Robert Sherman, left, who received the award for Mary Poppins in Santa Monica Calif. Credit: Anonymous/AP We’ve all heard it said that it’s a small world. But nobody has said it in as […]

Diana Nyad abandons attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida

Diana Nyad abandons attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida

Diana Nyad after being pulled from the water on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Credit: Christi Barli After 41 hours, 45 minutes, and multiple jellyfish stings, 62-year-old long distance swimmer Diana Nyad’s attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida has come to an end. Nyad faced lightning, wind, hypothermia and other challenges on her fourth attempt […]

Street Food, Tunes & An Open Bar

Street Food, Tunes & An Open Bar

There’s no denying that street food is some of the best in the world. Something about being outside just makes it taste better. But unless you’re willing to sacrifice your reputation by carrying a bottle in a brown paper bag, you can’t enjoy your meal with a cocktail, a beer, or a glass of wine…or […]

A Twilight Tune

A Twilight Tune

Accompaniment for an approaching night sky… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

PMH Super Twofer

PMH Super Twofer

Two new exhibits at the Pasadena Museum of History are well worth your visit. You’re going to love the enthralling Pacific Electric Railway, Then and Now, an exhibit of memorabilia and “then and now” photos based on the book by Steve Crise and Michael Patris. Crise took the exquisite “now” pictures with more than expertise: […]

Town council tonight

Town council tonight

The Altadena town council meets tonight at 7 PM at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Dr. Agenda items are to include the Altadena tree replacement plan and some planning/zoning items. UPDATE 1:45 PM: The agenda arrived … Diane Marcussen of the town council tells us that there was a typo in earlier versions […]

Raccoons Like ‘Em Some Honey

Raccoons Like ‘Em Some Honey

Say you’re about a century and a quarter old; how are you feeling right about now? Maybe a bit weary, worn around the edges, sagging, drooping, splitting apart. Wait, what? The particular 126-year-old in question is the Arboretum’s Queen Anne Cottage, and she’s been getting an extensive facelift. The decision was made, reports curator Mitchell […]

Watch out for your Toyota if you live south of Sunset

Watch out for your Toyota if you live south of Sunset

A week in Grand Theft Auto as reported by Rampart Division−which patrols Echo Park and Silver Lake south of Sunset Boulevard and all of Angeleno Heights and Historic Filipinotown–shows that thieves preferred Toyotas by a wide margin. Between Aug. 12 and Aug. 18, six of the eight vehicles stolen between Sunset Boulevard on the north […]

Harry Shearer can’t take a hint

Harry Shearer can’t take a hint

Actor and comedian Harry Shearer Credit: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images Harry Shearer, who made a name for himself in “Spinal Tap” and “The Simpsons,” is lending his many talents to a new album. “Can’t Take a Hint” is a collection of Shearer’s musical comedy sketches, the likes of which appear on his podcast “Le Show.” Whereas […]

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